Arguing About Literature: A Guide and Reader

Author: John Schilb,John Clifford

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319035327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1296

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More and more, first- year writing courses foreground skills of critical analysis and argumentation. In response, Arguing about Literature first hones students’ analytical skills through instruction in close critical reading of texts; then, it shows them how to turn their reading into well-supported and rhetorically effective argumentative writing. From the authors of the groundbreaking and widely adopted Making Literature Matter, Arguing about Literature economically combines two books in one: a concise guide to reading literature and writing arguments, and a compact thematic anthology of stories, poems, plays, arguments, and other kinds of texts for inquiry, analysis and research. The second edition includes even more instruction in the key skills of argumentation, critical reading, and research, while linking literature more directly to the newsworthy current issues of today.

Arguing about Literature: A Brief Guide

Author: John Schilb,John Clifford

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457664830

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 7554

Arguing about Literature: A Brief Guide hones students’ analytical skills though instruction in close critical reading of texts, showing them how to turn their reading into well-supported and rhetorically effective argumentative and researched writing.

Cengage Guide to Research

Author: Susan K. Miller-Cochran,Rochelle L. Rodrigo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305646398

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 7018

Help students develop the research skills they need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, 3rd Edition. Recognizing that technology is a part of daily life, the authors show students how to apply the research skills they use every day (buying a car or choosing a cell phone plan, for example) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips illustrate the how and why of researching and engage students with key research technologies important to success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing Essays About Literature

A Brief Guide for University and College Students

Author: Katherine O. Acheson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551119927

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 8216

This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314179

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

View: 7937

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Research Methods for Leisure, Recreation and Tourism

Author: Ercan Sirakaya-Turk

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845938917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 536

This introductory level textbook describes fundamental elements of research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism, with contributions from internationally renowned and active researchers in the field. It covers statistical information such as measurement of variables, sampling, questionnaire design and evaluation methods, and also contains wider discussion of writing proposals, communicating research findings, cross-cultural research, and the use of new technologies in conducting research. Enhanced by illustrations, focus boxes, review questions and case studies, this text introduces undergraduate students to the vital skills they will need to succeed in tourism studies.

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version

Author: David Blakesley,Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133168949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

View: 7200

WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Brief Guide to Judaism

Theology, History and Practice

Author: Naftali Brawer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147210756X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 999

The Jewish religion is one of the major faiths of the world yet one of the least understood. In a wide-ranging and accessible guide for the general reader Rabbi Naftali Brawer outlines the major themes and history of over 5,000 years of Jewish faith from its Abrahamic origins and the foundations of Jerusalem to the eras of exile, diaspora, and persecution. From ritual and practise to faith and politics, the theology and history of Judaism are bound together. Brawer argues that Judaism is poised between heaven and earth. On the one hand it calls on its adherents to transcend the material world through ritual and prayer: on the other hand Judaism positively celebrates joys of food, family and society. Through this seeming paradox, Brawer explores the nature and characteristics of faith - God and Man, Torah, Mitzvah, the Jewish People and the Land of Israel. He also shows how ritual and practise punctuate Jewish existence, from daily prayers to the rites of passage that chart a lifetime.

Literature for Composition

Author: Sylvan Barnet,William E. Cain,William Burto,Cheryl Nixon

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780134099149

Category: Academic writing

Page: 1472

View: 1469

Previous editions had other title information: essays, stories, poems, and plays.

Current Issues and Enduring Questions

A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Hugo Bedau,John O'Hara

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319075878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

View: 2038

The unique collaborative effort of a professor of English and a professor of philosophy, Current Issues and Enduring Questions is an extensive resource for teaching argument, persuasive writing, and rigorous critical thinking. This extraordinarily versatile text and reader continues to address current student interests and trends in argument, research, and writing.Its comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument includes Aristotelian, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, including a new chapter on analyzing and writing about arguments in popular culture. Readings on contemporary controversies (including student loan debt, locavorism, and the boundaries of online privacy) and classical philosophical questions (such as How free is the will of the individual?) are sure to spark student interest and lively discussion and writing, and new e-Pages take advantage of what the Web can do by including videos, speeches, film trailers, and other multimodal arguments.

The Aims of Argument

A Brief Guide

Author: Timothy W. Crusius,Carolyn E. Channell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780072961300

Category: English language

Page: 303

View: 6372

Concordances in the Classroom

A Resource Guide for Teachers

Author: Chris Tribble,Glyn Jones

Publisher: Athelstan

ISBN: 9780940753068

Category: Education

Page: 114

View: 7935

The growing interest among language teachers in corpora, concordances, lexical approaches, and task-based learning makes the publication of Concordances in the Classroom a timely event. Many teachers are just beginning to explore the rich possibilities of using concordance data to improve their teaching and to extend the range of materials available to language students. It is apparent to many that the use of computers and text corpora offers interesting possibilies, but the question most often posed is: How can I make use of these tools in the classroom? Focussing on classroom practice rather than theory, Chris Tribble and Glyn Jones provide extensive, well-written answers to this question. Concordances in the Classroom includes a wide range of classroom-tested examples of concordance use covering: grammar, vocabulary, literature, and English for Special Purposes.

The writing teacher's companion

planning, teaching, and evaluating in the composition classroom

Author: Rai Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 7195

Here is everything the new composition instructor or teaching assistant needs to know, in a compact, affordable book. The book covers every aspect of teaching a course, from preparing a syllabus and promoting class discussion to evaluating papers, managing peer groups, and teaching the writing process. Peterson surveys the many methods of teaching, including portfolio assessment, collaborative writing, and computer-based writing.

Lesson Plans: Henry V

Author: LessonCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621075249

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 7736

Following Common Core Standards, this lesson plan for William Shakespeare's, "Henry V" is the perfect solution for teachers trying to get ideas for getting students excited about a book. BookCaps lesson plans cover five days worth of material. It includes a suggested reading schedule, discussion questions, essay topics, homework assignments, and suggested web resources.

The Craft of Research, Third Edition

Author: Wayne C. Booth,Gregory G. Colomb,Joseph M. Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226062643

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 4735

With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?” The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.

The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

How to Avoid Big Mistakes and Small Errors

Author: Phillip C. Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526426900

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 8645

Whether you’re writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort. Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing. Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!